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Coach Kyle Beard: Varsity Assistant

Lawrence Lacrosse Club is very pleased to announce the hiring of new Varsity Assistant Coach Kyle Beard. Kyle's playing and coaching credentials make him a valuable addition to our 2021 High School lacrosse program.
Kyle comes to us after a stand-out high school and college lacrosse career. Kyle played high school lacrosse in Baltimore, Maryland '09 - '12. In college he played two seasons at the Community College of Baltimore County; one season at Lenior-Rhyne University (NCAA D2) and two seasons at Ottawa University where he was twice named "All KCAC Defender".  Kyle is also in his first season as an assistant coach at Ottawa University after spending the 2019 and 2020 seasons as a graduate assistant and the 2018 season as student assistant. Kyle serves as the defensive coordinator for the Ottawa Braves Men's Lacrosse team and will also be our Varsity Assistant Coach.

Coach Nate Rowe : High School Goalie Coach
Coach Rowe started playing lacrosse in 8th grade. In high school he played midfielder and goalie for Cary-Grove high school in the Chicago metro area. As goal keeper his Senior year in 2008, his team won the conference title. In 2009 Coach Rowe attended Western Illinois University and played goalie for their club lacrosse team. In 2012 Coach Rowe was asked to be head JV coach for his alma mater Cary-Grove high school and turned the team's  2W and 16L previous season record to a winning 12W and 6L  record in just one season! In 2015 Nate coached for a growing club in Hawaii called Aloha Youth Lacrosse Association. 2021 will be Coach Rowe's third season coaching the high school team in Lawrence.


Coach Joe Byrne : 10U/12U Head Coach
My name is Joe Byrne. I am originally from Michigan where I played Football and Baseball in high school. I moved to Milwaukee Wisconsin for college and played baseball. It was while I was in Wisconsin that I started coaching. While working at an ice rink, they were in need of youth coaches. I coached the developmental hockey, and later moved to various levels up to the high school club team. I also coached JV and Varsity football and womens softball. I also met my beautiful wife while in Wisconsin. We have two boys, Jayson and Brayden. I thought I was done coaching but again as my boys began playing sports I was asked to help again. I currently help with youth football, baseball, basketball, soccer and lacrosse. No one in my family before Jayson had ever played lacrosse. We were lucky enough to find the Lawrence Lacrosse Club and we have fallen in love!! Sports have been a huge part of my life. Sports have taught me dedication, hardwork, teamwork, and to never give up. I hope to pass these traits on to whomever I am lucky enough to coach. 

PJ Bamonte: 14U Assistant Coach
PJ is a native of Smithtown, New York and played attack at Long Island University. PJ recently moved to Manhattan to finish his studies in Criminology at K-State. He is a lifelong advocate of lacrosse and wants to engage more youth in the Midwest with the game. PJ currently plays with the K-State club lacrosse team.